Charitable giving has been at the heart of Community Bank throughout its more than 150-year history and most recently, the bank donated $45,000 to support local communities during this unprecedented time. The bank has celebrated National Good Neighbor Day (Sept. 28) over the last few years by making donations of time and money to local non-profits. In response to the impact COVID-19 has made on local nonprofits, Community Bank is paying it forward and celebrating Good Neighbor Day early this year.
The bank has made monetary donations to local nonprofits, helping to ensure that they can continue to support community members throughout the bank’s four-state footprint: New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts.
“At Community Bank, we are committed to facing these challenging times together, and we are dedicated to ensuring we help those in need,” president and CEO Mark Tryniski said. “We are honored to give back to the communities we serve, work and live in, by supporting our neighbors.”
Each branch chose an organization to donate to, based on specific needs in their community. In the Syracuse region, Community Bank supported a variety of nonprofits including Community Action Program for Madison County in Canastota, Delhi Fire Department, United Way of Greater Oneida, Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans in Oneonta and Butternut Valley Food Pantry in Gilbertsville.
“Thank you to all of our local nonprofits who continue to modify their services in order to meet the needs of our neighbors in an encouraging and safe way,” Tryniski said.